jeremy and karissa vows

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Brian Light

Jul 3, 2008, 6:02:01 PM7/3/08
to Laura Stell,, Fred [EPC/IJMX] Stell-Smith

Enclosed are copies of Jeremy and Karissa's vows.



I am not going to promise that I will be

In love with you everyday,

But I promise that I will choose to

Love you everyday.

I will be an active participant in our

Love, its creator, its guardian,

Its nourishment.

Please continue to share your incredible

Gifts with our community and our family.

I know you will discover what it is you

Want to give the world.

I have seen you give so much.

I am grateful to have witnessed it.

Individually we can do anything

We set out to do,

But what we can create together is

Beyond either of our understandings.

We hold the possibility of human life

In our bodies and the clear,

Perfect love of God in our souls.

I am so excited to stand face to face

With you, to discover deeper and

Truer forms of our individual selves

Through the assuredness and strength

Or our togetherness.

Remember, here I am.

To replenish you, inspire you,

And encourage you.

This is where I will always be.

I love you.



I promise to love you,

To be your faith when you doubt,

To be your hope when you despair,

To be a light for you when

All other lights are dark.

But when that belief lies within you,

I will awaken it.

When you think you can’t go on,

I will remind you of your strength.

And when you don’t see your own light,

I will be a mirror for you.

Because I know you:

Strong, bold, fierce, tender, and cold .

And I promise never to pretend

You are less than you are.

We are doers, we are dreamers.

We have the power to create love and life,

The power to move mountains,

The power to create a new dream.

Because we know the truth.

We know that ours is a dream,

To learn from, to form, and to dance with.

Adonai has given it to us,

And told us to BE.

I will help you change this world.

I will follow you when you lead.

And I will lead you if you’ll follow.

Love is what binds us,

It is what has brought us,

And here, in THIS space,

It wraps us and bathes us.

For me, love is service.

And I went to serve you,

All the days of my life.

Today and always,

I will choose us. 

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